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China Focus: Archaeologists explore prehistoric ruins at west Tibet

LHASA, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) — A group of archaeologists are leading field explorations of prehistoric ruins in the high-altitude region of sparsely populated west Tibet. Over 30 specialists from Tibet and other provinces are leading the field trips in Ngari Prefecture, located 4,500 meters above sea level in the west …

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Tibet sets up tech incubator

LHASA, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) — A tech incubator was officially open on Wednesday in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. The incubator, invested by Lhasa Science and Technology Bureau, covers 16,000 square meters, with an investment of 16.2 million yuan (about 2.35 million U.S. dollars), the bureau said. …

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Tibet border town sees trade boom

LHASA, July 31 (Xinhua) — Gyirong, a township in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region near the border with Nepal, has seen booming trade. From January to June, about 75,332 tonnes of cargo cleared the port, up 32.8 percent year on year, said Liu Jian, deputy chief of the Gyirong port …

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Tibet compensates residents for damage caused by wild animals

LHASA, July 19 (Xinhua) — Tibet Autonomous Region, a natural habitat for many species of wildlife in southwest China, has spent 730 million yuan (109 million U.S. dollars) to compensate residents for damage caused by wild animals, local forestry authorities said. Thanks to the improved environment, the populations of wild …

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BEIJING, July 18 (Xinhua) — China issued a white paper about ecological progress on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, which is a key eco-safety barrier in China and Asia, and a focus of the country’s drive to promote ecological progress. “The Communist Party of China and the Chinese government have taken ecological …

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Remote sensing identifies permafrost risks on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

LANZHOU, July 10 (Xinhua) — Chinese scientists are using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and thermal infrared remote-sensing technology to monitor permafrost changes on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, providing early warning of geological risks in major engineering projects. The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is home to large stretches of permafrost, which supports many engineering …

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Tibet sees fast growth in online retail sales

LHASA, July 10 (Xinhua) — The volume of online retail sales in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region grew by 29.22 percent year on year in 2017, the regional commerce department said on Tuesday. Online retail sales totalled 2.28 billion yuan (about 345 million U.S. dollars) last year, the department said. …

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Tibet trains over 300 Thangka painters

LHASA, July 14 (Xinhua) — An academy in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has trained more than 300 painters of Thangka, a traditional Tibetan Buddhist art form. Since 2012, Tibet Thangka Painting Academy in Lhasa has trained students from low-income families free of charge to help preserve the cultural heritage. …

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